With consumerism and globalization, it has led to an increased carbon footprint in the country. So, using something that is perhaps the most abundant natural source of energy: Sun is best to fight odds. Ensuring that India is clean and green, utilizing solar power seems to be a likely answer. Supported by favorable government initiatives like subsidies and net metering policies, the demand for rooftop solar projects in India is rising.
Today, various parts of the world are experiencing huge power cuts and for a single unit of power, the population is getting charged at a very exorbitant rate, resulting in contraction of affordability factor and Global power shortage. These problems can be resolved with the use of renewable energy in the form of ‘Solar power’. There are myriads of ways in which solar energy can be generated. However, the Solar Rooftop System holds an ideal position.
The reason being: firstly, in urban and rural India, millions of homes and commercial buildings have rooftops that receive an ample amount of sunlight daily, this can be converted into electric power. Secondly, they don’t demand extra setup and cause less hassle in setup. Thirdly, electricity costs are rising every year. On average, a commercial consumer pays approximately Rs 7-9 per unit of electricity which causes a huge hole in the pocket. With a rooftop plant, reduce your electricity bills.
Solar power can be generated through solar panels. Solar panel consist of photovoltaic cells that generate electricity by absorbing sunlight resulting in the creation of DC (Direct current) converts sunlight into a usable form of power and get stored in a solar inverter for further use.
A typical solar panel of 270 watts costs around Rs 10,000 can produce 17,280 units of electricity during its life-span of 20 years. Whereas in a country like India where the average cost for a unit of electricity is Rs 3.70, for 17,280 units of electricity it will cost around Rs 65,000, without including power rate inflation happens every year. Installing high capacity solar panel can increase your savings, and today even governments are providing solar panels with huge subsidies resulting in more savings and enhancing the affordability factor as far as power is a concerned. Solar panel manufacturers are now installing solar panels for free of cost and are providing free maintenance for 10 years and will start charging after 10 years, making it more comfortable for the masses to afford power.
- 1 Advantages of solar rooftop over others
Advantages of solar rooftop over others
Several reasons further accentuate the benefits of installing solar rooftop panels in buildings:
No exploitation of natural resources
In a country like India, thermal power plants are the major water guzzlers, where 36,000 million liters of water got consumed by these thermal power plants creating lots and lots of air pollution, water pollution and noise pollution whereas, a solar panel does not exploit any of the resources and just work on voltaic cells absorbing sunlight.
It is a secure investment
Electricity prices keep it up fluctuating from time to time. So, it is difficult to calculate the expenditure on electricity for a certain period. However, when it involves electricity generated by solar rooftops, the worth of power generated is often calculated easily. One can even calculate the value of electricity generation for an additional 10 years. In this way, it is a secure investment.
Support from the government
To encourage people to adopt solar power, the govt offers tax credits to those that install rooftop solar panels whether it’s for residential or commercial purposes. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy informs that the government pays 30% of the installation cost as a converted subsidy to the installer.
Solar panels require very low maintenance and only basic battery check-ups and just regular cleaning of the panel surface is sufficient.
Suitable for Indian climate
Rooftop solar panels use sunlight to change it into electricity. India is situated at a perfect geographical location and receives ample tropical sunlight.
No global warming
Solar power is one of the most important solutions to this global warming crisis. Due to zero-emission of harmful greenhouse gases and carbon matter, solar panels proved themselves to be the best alternative source of power.
Solar power provides energy security as it is impossible for an individual to go and buy the sun and turn it into a monopoly. Hence it ensures energy independence and is free to use.
Save billions and trillions of dollars
Countries like China, United States, Japan and Germany are saving billions and trillions of dollar by using solar power as their main source for power generation.
Multiple applications of solar power
Along with the generation of electricity, it can be used to heat water and supply hot water or air to a building. It can also be used to run electric generators.
There are many market leaders, but with rooftop solar EPC portfolio comprises the Rashtrapati Bhawan in India, solar rooftop on coaches of India Railways, Airports in Varanasi and Raipur and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Jackson is amongst the top solar rooftop EPC players in India with a portfolio exceeding 40+MW. With years of expertise and in-house engineering capabilities, it can build innovative rooftop solar power plants of all sizes – from a few Kilowatts to Megawatts depending on customer requirements. Their solar train project for Indian Railways has been recognized globally for its innovative design and engineering.